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Unformatted text preview: Student Name: Truman and Eisenhower At this point you know a great deal about the beliefs and actions of America’s first two Cold War presidents, Harry Truman (1945 – 1953) and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953 – 1961). Complete the following chart to compare how Truman and Eisenhower addressed the each issue listed in the first column. Truman Eisenhower Similar or Different? Relationship with Soviet leaders There was tension between the soviet leaders and Truman He wanted to relase the They had tension that had been different caused firm the cold war relationships at first Attitude toward Communism and Containment He wanted to help protect nations from the hands of communism which is how he ended He believed there was some danger in communism Use of Military Force and Technology Used military to enforce a United Nations resolution calling for an end to hostilities Intervened in Vietnam to They had similar start a crusade against ideas. communism. Used a plane to spy on the Soviet Union They had similar ideas. Do you think that one president was more successful than the other? Why or why not? Write at least three sentences in the space below: I believe that Truman was the most successful president because he never had the intension to begin releasing tension. He had made it very clear that he did not like the fact that communism was spreading and had no intension of letting up. Eisenhower on the other hand wanted to release tensions in the beginning but utterly failed after U-2 the plane used to spy on the Soviet union had been discovered which created more tension ...
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